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Issue No.01 - Jan.-Feb. (2011 vol.13)
pp: 41-47
Indranil Bose , University of Hong Kong
Shipeng Yan , University of Hong Kong
Findings from 13 case studies on RFID's use in green projects reveal its potential not only to enhance environmental sustainability but also to reduce costs and generate revenue by creating new commercial opportunities.
Case studies, environmental sustainability, green IT; green project, recycling, RFID, social responsibility, information technology
Indranil Bose, Shipeng Yan, "The Green Potential of RFID Projects: A Case-Based Analysis", IT Professional, vol.13, no. 1, pp. 41-47, Jan.-Feb. 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.15
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